Frank G. Leeberg
On Friday, December 14, 2012, Frank Gustave Leeberg passed away at Shelton Health and Rehabilitation Center. He was 89. Frank was born on June 9, 1923 to Theodore and Anna (Unseth) Leeberg in Rjukan, Norway and moved to the United States of America when he was seven. He attended school in Shelton and learned to speak English from his friends and classmates.
After high school he joined the US Army and was stationed in Grand Junction, Colorado where at a dance he met his bride, Arzilla Fishburn. They were married in Grand Junction in August of 1943. Upon settling in Shelton, Frank worked as a laborer in the construction industry here in Mason County. Frank was a member of the Eagles, the 40 et 8, and the Laborers Union.
He loved hunting, fishing, the outdoors, and yard work. He liked mechanics and was a wonderful story teller. He enjoyed spending time with his family and numerous friends. He was very fond of his dog “Gypsy”.
Mr. Leeberg is survived by his daughters Marlene Booten (Rick), Belfair, Sandy Deyette (Roger), Shelton, Linda Huggins (Jack), Shelton and Diane Puderbaugh (Kris), Shelton; sons, Larry Leeberg and Marty Leeberg (Star), both of Tacoma and Gary Leeberg (Joanne), Shelton; brothers, Gunnard Leeberg, Shelton and Harry Leeberg (Ann), Olympia; sisters, Lillian Settle (Merv) and Millie Nicholas, both of Shelton; 33 grandchildren, 53 great grandchildren and 14 great great grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; wife Arzilla; son Chet; brothers, Martin and Robert; sister Frances Haywood; grandchildren, Larry Leeberg Jr. and Julie Deyette and beloved dog, “Bear”.
Donations can be made to the Salvation Army, 1505 5th Ave. E., Olympia, WA 98506.
A Celebration of Frank’s life will be held at the Hope Chapel, 421 W. “E” St. in Shelton on Saturday, December 29, 2012 at 1:00 pm.
McComb Funeral Home is honored to serve this family.